Conducting Child Protection Section 47 Enquiries

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Conducting Child Protection Section 47 Enquiries

Conducting Child Protection Section 47 Enquiries

Course Overview: 

This course is aimed at Social Workers in Children & Family Services who are required to undertake and completed Child Protection Enquiries (Section 47 of the Children Act 1989).


Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of the course, participants will have gained a good working knowledge of how to conduct a section 47 enquiry and how to present evidence in an effective way. 


Course Content:

  • Duty to Conduct Section 47 Enquiries
  • Immediate Protection
  • Section 47 Thresholds and the Multi Agency Assessment
  • Strategy Discussion / Meeting
  • The Section 47 Enquiry
  • Single Agency and Joint Agency Section 47 Enquiries
  • Involving Children, Parents and Other Significant Family Members
  • Medical Assessments
  • Achieving Best Evidence Interviews
  • The Outcome of Section 47 Enquiries
  • Timescales for Section 47 Enquiries
  • Recording

This training course is run by experienced front-line social workers and managers and is available throughout England and Wales.

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